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20090415 112 Coopers Hawk ( F,  juv).jpg
15-APR-2009 Hank v/d Velde

20090415 112 Coopers Hawk ( F, juv).jpg


The male and young female Cooper's are still defending their nest area against crows. It seems that usually it is the male that fights off the crows who sometimes come quite close. The pair have been seen to mate on several occasions over the past few days. In one instance, the the female was having lunch (a Robin) as the male mounted her.

In the above image, the female is having a leisurely drink after just having taken a bath in shallow water. They are not yet sitting on the nest, so perhaps no eggs yet?

Nikon D300 ,Nikkor AF-S 500mm f/4G ED VR
1/320s f/7.1 at 700.0mm iso640 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet29-Apr-2009 01:52
Excellent capture.
PauloCGama24-Apr-2009 22:28
Powerful and spectacular are the words. V
Jay Levin21-Apr-2009 15:59
Great capture and an awesome pose, Hank. Vote
Shelly- VA Beach21-Apr-2009 02:15
Beautiful reflection of the eyes in the water!
tammie20-Apr-2009 02:10
Oh wow, top notch shot Hank! I don't believe I've ever seen a shot like this ever! The reflection is outstanding, even in the reflection her eyes are something! Big ~V~
Char19-Apr-2009 13:24
Hi Hank,
A wonderful and unusual shot! Great capture. \/
Sofia Solomennikova18-Apr-2009 21:18
So great with the reflection! V
Marco Valk18-Apr-2009 16:44
terrific shot, Hank. You don't get to see that very often! v
mtcummings18-Apr-2009 15:57
Excellent shot Hank.
Carol Breton18-Apr-2009 15:11
A Huge Vote for this fantastic capture Hank! The reflection is magnificent!
Impressive work Hank. ~
Brad Claypole18-Apr-2009 14:23
Great eye contact, reflection, composition. BV
Nick Powell18-Apr-2009 12:56
Fabulous capture!, well done Hank. BV
Dennis18-Apr-2009 11:25
Great low level capture and reflection.
Cheers !
Dennis18-Apr-2009 11:23
Stunning capture Hank...well done.
Cheers !
Ted Busby18-Apr-2009 11:03
What a great image..Love hoe she's got an eye on you as she drinks.

Nice to see her in the water. -Voted-
Lieve Snellings18-Apr-2009 09:15
so great with this reflection, amazing moment you could freese and let us enjoy ! v
Marc Vermeulen18-Apr-2009 07:59
Wow, like the front view and the reflection!
January Grey18-Apr-2009 04:59
Incredible shot, Hank! Love it! Those eyes & the reflection is haunting! You must have had a great hiding place! V~
Bryan Murahashi18-Apr-2009 04:45
Fantastic capture. Great eye contact and reflection.
Guest 18-Apr-2009 04:14
Good sized bird bath,Beautiful shot Hank!!
Jim Coffman18-Apr-2009 02:55
This is a amazing capture. I have never seen this before. Great find,Hank!
Bill McMullen18-Apr-2009 02:48
Incredible shot Hank - love the reflection! -Voted-
Marcia Colelli18-Apr-2009 02:46
wonderful capture, nice reflection V
vatorman18-Apr-2009 02:18
Wow an amazing shot, very unique! BV!
Michel Jasmin18-Apr-2009 01:51
Well done, great eye contact
pr_rajan18-Apr-2009 00:53
jean-yves chamberland18-Apr-2009 00:05
fantastic image Hank, stunning pose.
Tom Torbert17-Apr-2009 23:59
Great shot Hank.. I have never seen a hawk taking a bath.. Very nice.. V
lou_rozensteins17-Apr-2009 23:54
Unusual pose! Well captured.
an nguyen17-Apr-2009 23:52
What an adorable image...
Janet Forjan-Freedman17-Apr-2009 23:50
Great work getting this very unusual and dynamic capture!
Jess. ( Lady.D.)17-Apr-2009 23:48
Great eye contact Hank, well captured....
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